A number of women turn to switch from product to product not knowing why their skin can no longer tolerate anything. This could be a sign of ultra-sensitive skin.
TL Beauty Editor Lerato Seuoe spoke to skin leaders La Roche-Posay about how to tackle this skin issue. Avoid inappropriate cosmetics Redness, irritations and burning sensations are all symptoms of ultra-sensitive skin. A leading cause of allergic reactions is due to the the ingredients that make the product. That’s why it’s important to check the list of ingredients before purchasing. Avoid anything with alcohol, preservatives and parabens. Have a regular regime Omitting a step in your routine can cause problems. In fact, more than all other skin types, sensitive skin needs to be cleansed, moisturised and soothed regularly. Make sure you do this twice a day. If it doesn’t work, leave it Just because you’ve grown to tolerate burning sensations or ineffeciencies doesn’t mean a product is working. Skin tolerate most products but they are not always ideal for your skin. Packaging, storage and hygiene Avoid products in jars; opt for pump dispensers that protect the product from contact with the hands and air. Finally, remember to keep your care products in a dry, cool and dark place. The aim is to avoid bacterial contamination. To help avoid bacterial contamination, go for products with sealed caps only. And remember: the first rule of beauty is to wash your hands before handling your cosmetics.